Giveaway & Review of a Great New Book for Women: Style, Sex, & Substance


My interest in Hallie Lord‘s new book, Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, was pretty high BEFORE the trailer was banned from YouTube.

For one thing, I’m a fan of each of the contributors.

For another, what’s not to love about a book that covers style, sex, and things of substance from a Catholic woman’s perspective?

I had heard that it was a quick read, and I did, in fact, zip through it like my eyes were on fire.

But here’s the thing: it was not just good enough to keep me reading quickly; it was good enough to make me want to reread it  and to make me write my name in the front.

Each of the contributors brings a unique voice to the table, but they’re all united in what’s important: their deep faith and their enthusiasm for putting said faith in practice.

Someone had mentioned to me that the book only got better as you read through, and much to my surprise (I love those early chapter contributors!), I found that to be true. I think the reason the book gets better is because, as you read through it, you go deeper and, while you’ll still find yourself laughing, you’ll also find yourself marking passages and dog-earring pages to reference later.

Highly recommended for everyone in your life.

Here’s the book trailer:

Click here to watch the embedded video.

Want to win a copy of Style, Sex, and Substance?

Leave a comment here by Friday, April 13 and you could be selected!

**Contest now closed. Congratulations to the winners!**

**This just in on April 10: we have FOUR TOTAL COPIES to give away! Thanks so much to the generosity of Our Sunday Visitor!

Copyright 2012 Sarah Reinhard


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.


  1. Lee Ann Cote on

    I would love to get my hands on this book. I watched the trailer, and it got me laughing!

  2. Juliana Jones on

    Looks like a great read, full of snark humor. Why was the trailer banned from youtube?

  3. Jennifer G. Miller on

    I’m looking forward to reading this. Would love to win a copy!

  4. I always enjoy books written from a Catholic perspective. The trailer was upbeat and funny. It’s a shame that youtube felt the need to ban it when they allow so much junk on there site.

  5. Seems to be just what I need right now! I’d love to read it and pass it on to my other Catholic friends.

  6. This books sounds just like what I need right now! I’d love to read it and pass it on to my Catholic friends.

  7. Was just talking with my Catholic Moms Club about this book the other day! Would love a copy! Definitely on my wish list 🙂

  8. Maria Wachholz on

    I’m looking forward to reading about the ups and downs of some girlfriends in Christ. We are all in this together and sometimes we need a good laugh to unite us. Thanks for the recommendation. God bless all my girlfriends in Christ! Happy Easter!

  9. Thanks Sarah for the great review, I can’t wait to read the book based on your recommendation!

  10. Jen Ransom on

    Also wondering why in the world the trailer would be banned from YouTube? Looks like a great read.

  11. I am choosing this for my moms’ group’s next book although I haven’t even read it. The reviews have been so positive I just can’t resist.

  12. I heard about this on the Sonrise Morning show. I can’t wait to read it.

  13. Jennifer B on

    Can’t wait to read this!! I’ll have to win it first though!! 😀

  14. As a Coordinator of Moms Ministry in our church community, I love bringing up REAL topics that Catholic Christian women and mother’s want to talk about. This book written by Sarah Reinhard seems like just the perfect fit for our moms and ministry. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
    MOPS Coordinator, CA

  15. Please enter me for this contest. I have seen this book promoted on Faith and Family. Looks like a great read.

  16. This book sounds unbelievably interesting! Would love to win a copy to read over the summer! God bless your Easter!!!

  17. I would like to win a copy of this book, we are thinking of reading it for our Bible/book club!


  18. The book crept up again and again, thanks for the review. I would love to win as well.
    Happy blessed Easter!

  19. Looks like a wonderful new book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  20. I keep hearing great things about this book!! I would really love to read it! (I hope I am posting comments correctly, I don’t know if it worked the first time)

  21. Another Catholic dad here. After watching the trailer, it’s surprising it got banned from anywhere. Would love to win.

  22. This book sounds amazing! I hadn’t heard of it before, but I’d sure like to get my hands on it now 🙂

  23. I would like to read this book. It sounds interesting. Please enter me in the contest.

  24. Just converted to Catholic 4/7/12 would love to learn more. Would love to win the book!

  25. This book sounds interesting, witty, entertaining and just what I need to read right now!

  26. Looks like a great book! I recently began using NFP and have a great respect for Catholics beliefs. I think it would be fun to read this book and learn more about what Catholics believe and why.

  27. If I don’t win this book, I’m going to have to buy it. As cheap as I am, I hope I win!

  28. I have read great reviews about this book and I am excited to read another awesome catholic book!!

  29. Robin Truet on

    Sounds like what we need today… something to help up live and promote wholesomeness, goodness, real femininity…. I’d love to win a book and if it’s good and not too expense I have a tendency to by books to give them away too….

  30. Looks awsome! Several of the contibuters already brighten my days with their blog posts.

  31. Looks awsome! Several of the contibuters already brighten my days with their blog posts.

  32. Linda Harlock on

    I,naturally, would love to win a copy of this book. It’s always great to find new and inspiring things to read that inform our faith and our motherhood. It may be something the Mother’s Group I belong to would enjoy reading and sharing on too! And thanks for your lovely website as well.

    • Rita Sanchez on

      Could you tell me more about your mother’s group. Where you meet, what you talk about, etc. I have been thinking about something like that at my church.

  33. Rita Sanchez on

    Winning this book would be awesome. Don’t have as many catholic books as I should.

  34. I’ve already bought the book, but I can think of several women I’d love to give a copy to!

  35. Mrs. Crystal Cummings on

    I’ve read enough reviews and articles on this book (all spectacular), it probably would’ve been faster to read the actual book! It’s currently my #1 on my book wish list. And, it’s almost my birthday. 🙂 yeah, I’m being slightly childish in stating that, but is what it is. LOL

  36. I’ve heard about this book! I’d love a chance to read it and share with my girlfriends!

  37. Would love to read this book, If Im not the lucky winner I will go to our parish book store to buy it. Thanks for inspiring us with your talents.

  38. I would love to win this book, but if I don’t, it will be on my wishlist for mother’s day.

  39. Oooh! I really want to read this book. The good Lord knows I need all the tips I can get. Will definitely read this one.

  40. I want a copy soooo badly! I need to just order it, but since there is an opportunity to win it, that would be much more fun!

  41. I’d love a copy! Hallie’s sense of style is lovely – the perfect combination of retro and modern. And with a 13 1/2 year old (how on earth did THAT happen?), I’m sure it will come in handy for her, too.

    Thanks for the chance at winning!

  42. I’d love a copy! Hallie’s sense of style is lovely – the perfect combination of retro and modern. And with a 13 1/2 year old (how on earth did THAT happen?), I’m sure it will come in handy for her, too.

    Thanks for the chance at winning!

  43. Looks like a fun book. I would love a copy. But if I don’t win, it is going on my “to buy” list.

  44. I would love to win this book. It sounds like a great read that will keep me entertained.

  45. I would love to win the book, it sounds like a great summer read since our mom’s group will be wrapping up for the year.

  46. I had a wonderful Lenten season. And I want to continue my catholic readings and stay strong in my faith. I just found this website the last week of Lent and I love it. It’s what I have been looking for. Thank you